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    mlen.sh     |   James Hendrie (hendrie.james@gmail.com)
    2018-11-03  |   README file
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Usage:
    mlen FILE[s] or DIRECTORY


Description:
    mlen is a bash script that uses ffprobe to determined the total
    playtime of a given number of media files.


Requirements:
    You'll need ffprobe (ffmpeg), bc and printf.  You probably already have
    these.


Installation:
    You don't really need to install this (it's a shell script), but it makes
    things a little easier if you do.  To do so, as superuser and within the
    root directory to which you've extracted the archive, type 'make install'.


Uninstallation:
    Similar to the above, except you type 'make uninstall' instead.


Arguments:
    -h or --help:
        Print a help screen

    -V or --version:

    -v
        Verbose output

    -s
        Print totals as seconds, with milliseconds

    -S
        Print totals as seconds, without milliseconds

    -n
        Print total number of files tallied (default)

    -N
        Do NOT print number of files tallied


Examples:
    mlen song.mp3
        Prints out the runtime of the song

    mlen song1.wav song2.wav
        Prints total runtime of both the given songs

    mlen *.mp3
        Prints out total runtime of all mp3s in the present working directory

    mlen PLAYLIST.m3u
        Reads the playlist and prints the total runtime of the files on it,
        assuming they can be found

    mlen /home/whatever/media
        Prints the total runtime of all media files in the above directory,
        recursively


Supported extensions:
    Audio
      mp3 ogg oga m4a wav wma 

    Video
      mp4 avi webm mpg flv wmv 

    Playlist
      m3u pls 


This script is licensed under the zlib License.  Check out LICENSE.txt for more
info.


AUTHOR
    James Hendrie <hendrie.james@gmail.com>
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